If you’ve been looking for the perfect chance to take your significant other away on a romantic getaway, this winter may be your chance. Planning a romantic getaway (and surviving it) can be one of the most exciting parts of any relationship, but it’s important to plan and keep safety in mind.
Here are seven tips to help you plan the perfect winter getaway for you and your partner:
Tip #1: Plan ahead
One of the most important parts of planning a romantic getaway is making sure you plan it well in advance. Wintertime can bring some unpredictable weather, so check your destination’s weather forecast before booking a trip.
Also, consider what activities are available during the season you’re traveling. For example, if your getaway destination is a ski town, think about whether you want to take advantage of the slopes or skip it and explore some other attractions.
And make sure to bring men’s Nordica ski boots along in your luggage — the perfect footwear to take on any wintertime getaway. If you want to make it more romantic, you can even get matching footwear to boot.
Tip #2: Consider your budget
Before you book a trip, figure out how much money you’re willing to spend. For some couples, having an unforgettable time can mean spending quite a bit of money. Others prefer affordable destinations that are just as romantic.
Although it’s great to mark February 14 on your calendar for a special day with that special someone, romantic getaways can be enjoyed all year long, so don’t wait until it’s too late to book your trip.
Tip #3: Decide on a location
There are many options for romantic destinations, depending on what you’re looking for in your getaway. Are you interested in exploring the city together? Maybe try staying in an Airbnb located in the heart of a bustling city like New York or Chicago. Or perhaps you’d instead enjoy the natural scenery together, such as when you rent a cabin in the mountains for an adventure in a winter wonderland.
While it may not be unusual to head to warmer climates during the coldest months of the year, consider this. Not only does visiting a destination with a warm climate allow you to stay outside longer without having to bundle up. But it also provides an easy escape from the colder weather should you want to head indoors for some quality time together.
Tip #4: Figure out the logistics of your trip
From booking flights and figuring out how much bags will cost to coordinating transportation and lodging, there’s a lot that needs to be planned out. Consider booking a hotel or Airbnb with breakfast included so that you have fewer things you’ll need to coordinate on the morning of your departure.
And as for transportation? If driving yourself is an option, you’ll have more flexibility with where you go and how long it takes to get there, but be sure to check the weather at your destination and take into account how often you’ll need to stop along the way for gas or bathroom breaks.
Tip #5: Create an itinerary for activities you’ll enjoy together
Spending hours in a car can make some couples crave time indoors. But if you’re renting an Airbnb or hotel room with a fireplace, break out the marshmallows and hot chocolate to make s’mores together while staying warm beside the fire.
You could also pick up supplies at the grocery store to cook dinner in your rental, read books by the light of the fireplace, and spend hours cuddled up together after a day full of activities. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuits for a nice hot spring or summer tub. The perfect trip always comes with a good itinerary.
Tip #6: Choose one or two memorable experiences to do
Whether it’s planning a surprise for your partner or including an activity that you both enjoy, choose one or two special moments to share on your trip. And if you’re open to suggestions, consider trying something new.
Your partner may have some great ideas of what you could do together. So, pick their brain and incorporate their ideas into your getaway. The trip will become much more memorable if you give it a personal touch.
Tip #7: Take advantage of special deals
If you plan to travel in the winter, consider booking your trip during Black Friday week so you can save money on your transportation and lodging. Or, if you’re open to traveling a little earlier or later this season, be sure to check out all the holiday events going on at your destination.
Seasonal attractions can often be experienced more cheaply when fewer visitors are in town. That’s why it’s worth checking to see what special offers may be available before you book your trip.
It’s the most wonderful time of year for many, but winter can also be a difficult season to plan a romantic getaway. There are so many things that need to go right for it all to work out. But it’s nothing that you can’t handle with some planning.